| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Fear that Laguna Beach would become Miami West or a Waikiki wannabe drove a group of Laguna Beach residents to take on City Hall in 1971.
The City Council had approved a new zone from Broadway to Bluebird Canyon Drive that would allow 100-foot-tall...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Months of political rancor and a tsunami of special interest spending come to a head on Tuesday with historic recall votes for Wisconsin state lawmakers that some see as a pointer for the 2012 election.
Control of the Wisconsin state Senate lies in the...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:23 AM
Retailers sell sizzle, not steak. That fact has become so commonplace in the retail community, from used car lots to grocery stores to front yard lemonade stands, that it's more shocking to find a product rounded to $5 than one marked $4.99.
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:40 AM
I disagree with the one-sided approach Ed Schultz and MSNBC have taken in covering today's recall vote of state legislators in Wisconsin, but I praise the cable channel and its host for going out to the Midwest and covering this bellwether political and...
| Aug 14, 2011
Our neighbor to the north has become a national newsmaker, wrenched by political battles, including attempts this month to recall lawmakers. Here are 10 things we can recall about Wisconsin:
1 Wisconsin is known as the Badger State because of lead miners...
| Aug 15, 2011
Bob Gray has created a peaceful oasis on this 4 acres in Southlake.
'We can look and see cows and horses," said Gray from his backyard.
But, Gray like many residents in Southlake, is frustrated that what he sees as a possible goldmine sitting underneath...
| Aug 26, 2011
The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago.
A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The California Supreme Court appeared inclined Tuesday to give sponsors of ballot initiatives the right to defend them in court, a key issue in the federal dispute over Proposition 8.
During an hour of arguments, several state high court justices...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Former farmland near the heart of Columbia would become a children's garden and "early childhood education nature center" if a citizens group is successful in persuading Howard County officials to carry out the project.
The land is part of a 300-acre...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:37 AM
A bill that prohibits cities and counties from enacting bans on male circumcision is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing the state Assembly unanimously Tuesday.
The Senate unanimously passed the measure last week.
The legislation, written by...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Governor Jerry Brown sought to reassure counties that he would fund his ambitious state/county realignment plan that critics say would drain local budgets and put more criminals on the streets.
"It costs more money than anywhere in the world to house...